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#2 Operator in Bindery – 1st shift

Primary Location: Eagan, MN, US

We are hiring experienced #2 Bindery Operators for our printing plant team in Eagan, Minnesota. As a #2 Bindery Operator, you will be responsible for reviewing job specifications, performing set-up tasks, monitoring the equipment and troubleshooting on our Core Publishing Solutions team. For this role, you would also be eligible for $4,000 in bonuses your first year. A $2,000 signing bonus upon being in the role for 90 days, another $1,000 bonus at 6 months and a final $1,000 bonus at 12 months.  

Hours of Work – Eagan, Minnesota

  • 1st shift – 6:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • Occasional overtime up to 4 hours per day and occasional weekend shifts

About the Role: In this opportunity as a #2 Bindery Operator, you will be responsible for:   

  • Reviewing job specifications for material and set-up requirements
  • Performing or delegating/overseeing set-up tasks
  • Monitoring the equipment and product through the job run to ensure a high-quality product
  • Performing moderately complex trouble-shooting related to product or equipment
  • Communicating effectively during shift and at shift hand-off
  • Evaluating mechanical condition of equipment, completing preventative maintenance, involving Maintenance as needed
  • Using computer-based workflows applications to manage files
  • Accurately documenting activities on Tier Boards and in relevant systems (MII, SAP), i.e., material usage, equipment issues, etc
  • Accurately marking, verifying and tagging loads correctly to ensure inventory accuracy
  • Providing work direction to others, whether direct crew or other individuals in the workstream
  • Actively participating in company safety programs and contributing to a safe culture
  • Performing training as needed
  • Meeting or exceeding established quality and productivity standards utilizing standard work procedures
  • Generating, implementing, performing and sustaining continuous improvement ideas as well as housekeeping procedures to maintain work area
  • Participating in project teams as needed
  • Providing back up for other operators to cover absences or breaks
  • Recommending and implementing process improvements

About You:

  • Possess a High School Diploma/GED or higher. Candidates with a vocational/technical degree are strongly preferred
  • Experience leading and training others
  • Experience working in an industrial setting with a wide range of production machinery
  • Strong mechanical and technical skills, with the ability to troubleshoot, make decisions and resolve machine issues
  • Experience with Lean and continuous improvement
  • Competent with rulers and measurement
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to run multiple pieces of equipment
  • Experience on Perfect Binders with up to 40 station collators, 3-knife trimmers, inline boxing and palletizing
  • Experience with hard-cover casing-in lines, collating/kitting lines with up to 30 streamfeeder stations, packaging/cartooning lines, Sitma mail lines, Aster sewing equipment and hot foil stampers
  • Able to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and production orders
  • Can regularly lift at least 5 lbs. above the shoulder as well as push, pull and lift at least 10 lbs occasionally up to 50 lbs
  • Can regularly stand, walk, crouch, bend, reach and kneel
  • Can wear Personal Protective Equipment including steel toe shoes and ear protection

What’s in it for you:

  • Compensation: $4,000 in bonuses the first year, bonus plan
  • Learning & Development: On-the-job coaching & learning, leadership capability development, Harvard Management Courses, key talent programs, tuition reimbursement
  • Benefits: Comprehensive health coverage with benefits are effective day one, 3 weeks vacation, 6 sick days, 9 company holidays, 3 float days, uniform and laundry service, 401(K)
  • Perks: Social events & activities, 2 paid volunteer workdays a year, gym reimbursement, cell phone discounts

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